ICS Blog Hop Passion for Punches!

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Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase our Passion for Punches! You may have arrived from Deb Naylor’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

My starting point was the strip of leftover Garden Impressions designer series paper. I highlighted the colors in the paper with the inks. Snippets of daffodil delight ribbon brighten the look and remind me of the sun.

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The ruffled embossing folder used on the garden green cardstock adds a little interest. The Pretty Label punch fits the sentiment stamp perfectly even though it was not officially designed to do so. Take a look at your punches. They may fit other stamps in this way too.

All the supplies used plus the Big Shot machine…

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Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Candy Ford’s blog to see what fun colors she used in her project.

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Ink and Share Blog Hop Holiday Catalog Preview

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Welcome to our Ink and Share Blog Hop. This month, we are featuring a preview of Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog products designed by fellow Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrators. If you are hopping around, you have arrived from Linda’s blog and her fabulous project. My hop design is below and features the Another Wonderful Year stamp set.

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Custom fold over a 6 x 3 inch piece of Under the Mistletoe designer series paper to bring attention the greeting. Then travel down the card to enjoy the print. Last, provide a little pattern relief with a strip of real red and old olive card stock.

This is a design that a stack could easily be created in a short time. The patterned paper does the work of making this card fast and fabulous.

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Thanks for stopping at my blog! Now click the next image to hop to Ingrid’s blog to see what summer themed project she designed.

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Here is a list of the participating demonstrators in case you hop off the trail.

Shirley Merker YOU ARE HERE!

 

If you do not already have a demonstrator, all the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here . Please use the host code in the right column of my blog if your order is under $150. If it is over $150, do not use the host code so you can redeem all the host rewards.

Super Awesome Stamper Shirley

ICS Blog Hop Varied Vases

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Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase a color challenge using the colors below. You may have arrived from Ginger Rabesa’s blog and her fabulous project. My project is below.

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I decided to use the stamp set Varied Vases and coordinating Vases Builder punch. But my stamp table had other plans for this project. I used the Vases Builder punch with a different stamp set.

The stamp set Crafting Forever was at the top of the pile since we had used it at the Card Buffet on Sunday. I picked it up because I was reading the sentiment incorrectly during the buffet. As I was thinking about the conversation I had with Diane during the buffet, I took a real good look at the writing. I was saying the verse as shown on the card below during the buffet and Diane corrected me. I was squinting at the red rubber while reading it during the buffet and had not used this verse before. I have been leaving the label off on the backside of the stamp so the stamp sticks to the acrylic block better. So there was no label to read, just the squinting at the red rubber.

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Raise your inky fingers if you have gotten lost in your stamp room and did not get the assigned house chores done. My hand goes up, but I am assigning the chores:) This was a funny moment during the buffet when I realized my eyes only saw what they wanted to see and I spoke what my eyes saw.

Use our 1/8 inch circle hand held punch to create the scissor holes…

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Attach a piece of ribbon since we mark our favorite ribbon cutting scissors this way…

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Use the Vases Builder punch for a pop of coastal cabana and blackberry bliss colors…

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Those half circle stamps are the scissor loops.

All the supplies used plus the Wood Crate framelit and blackberry bliss marker. Use the marker directly on the verse so the “whe” is not inked:)

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Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Karie Beglau’s blog to see what fun colors she used in her project.

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ICS Blog Hop Another Wonderful Year

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Thank you for hopping around with us as we showcase designer series paper that is part of the buy 3, get 1 free sale. You may have arrived from Karie’s blog. She had a great project.

I decided to use the Garden Impressions package because of the vibrant color schemes that virtually create a card on their own. To enjoy both sides of the paper, custom fold over a few pleats and “seal” them with our new Faceted Dots. The dots really do catch in the light showing off their facets.

The layered leaves embossing folder was used on the powder pink card base and also the envelope flap.

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The supplies used along with powder pink and grapefruit grove cardstock. I see I omitted the flower framelit used to “seal” a flap from the Springtime Impressions framelits collection.

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Thank you for hopping with us. Now click on the next image below to travel to Terri’s blog to see what fun colors she used in her project.

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